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post #1 of 11
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Ok well I am starting to think that my liquid cooling system is a bit much.. here is a list of what is in the loop.

Liquid Cooling:
1 X Swiftech MCP655â„¢ 12v Water Pump
1 X Swiftech APOGEE Extreme Performance Universal CPU Waterblock
2 X Swiftech MCW30 SLI Chipset Water Block
2 X Heat Gate Mosfet & Voltage Regulator water blocks
2 X Innovatek HD-O-Matic MICRO II Hard Drive Water Block
2 X Innovatek Cool-Matic NV40LT - G70 rev. 2.0 GPU+RAM Cooler w/ LED (nVidia 7800 / 7900)
2 X Innovatek MICRO-Cooler for GeForce 7800 / 7900 Voltage Regulator
1 X PrimoChill Typhoon Acrylic-Double 5 1/4 Reservoir
1 X Innovatek Dual RADI Dual 120mm Fan Radiator
1 X Innovatek Single RADI 120mm Fan Radiator

I was thinking about getting rid of the NB and SB block, the Heatgates and hard drive cooling and leave the cpu and the videocards all on the same loop
and put in all 3/8 tubing ..

any thoughts ?

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post #2 of 11
Depends on what ur temps are like...

I would setup 2 loops, *1 w/ cpu, NB, SB and *2 w/ vid cards, VU's and HD's. If you are getting good temps, why remove any of it?

Granted, HD, SB and VU water cooling offers marginal, at best, improvement on cooling temps, over air. But...if you are able to run good temps w/ all that madness...then rock it.
post #3 of 11
You are currently running on 1/4" tubing? What temps are you getting?
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post #4 of 11
get another pump and throw it in midloop. or just get a water chiller.

EDIT: lol i have a friend who is using a prometia mach II as a chiller:eBay 200 bucks.
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post #5 of 11
That's too much unnecessary crap in one system. You will see the best results with only CPU & GPU blocks. The rest of your components can be cooled with a decent airflow.
    
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Right now I get 28c idle and 35c load "non OC" I really have no problems with heat but I plan to start Over Clocking my CPU and GPU's and I want to insure no problems .. Alot of people say that the hard drives never need to be water cooled however my raptors get very very warm. so there for they are cooled as well as The NB and SB, the Motherboard i have is the Asus A8n32-SLI and it came stock with heatpipe and the case i am using has the PSU in the bottom so the motherboard is upside down and the flow of the heatpipe is reversed there for I chose to liquid cool the NB/SB and VRegs. with the heat pipe on there the top most chip was getting all of the heat rather than the part with the fins..

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post #7 of 11
I would just water cool the CPU and GPU and increase the size of your tubing to 7/16 x 5/8"...You use it with 1/2" fittings and it flows about as well and is easier to route around in your case....Danger Den :: Tubing :: Tubing and Clamps :: 7/16" ID (5/8" OD) Masterkleer General Purpose Clear PVC Tubing
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post #8 of 11
Can you not put one of those radiators midloop to help the other parts stay cool as well? That would help the other components stay cooler, but might heat up the CPU a bit....
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lol get a water chiller and add it in mid loop.
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post #10 of 11
You DON'T need a HDD or chipset block man. The HDD needs no cooling, and you can cool the chipset with a descent fan...
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